OCALA (CBSMiami/CNN) — A Florida woman is facing attempted murder charges after police say she tried to kill her four children by purposefully crashing her minivan into a palm tree, but not before telling all four kids to unbuckle their seat belts.
Calicia Williams and the children, who are between 7 and 13 years old, were all injured in the crash, Ocala police said in a release.READ MORE: Arrest Affidavit: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Claims He Was Trying To Kill Himself In Struggle With Slain Officer Yandy Chirino
Williams was speeding and told the children to take off their seat belts and stretch out their hands before the crash, according to the release.
“The devil can’t hurt you, he only hurts bad people,” Williams said just before the crash, according to the police report, which cited a witness whose name was redacted. “You have the light of Jesus in you and only Jesus can cure us,” according to the police report.
Williams was standing outside of the van when police arrived. She told an officer that her husband had put a hex on her and caused her to crash, and she “kept rambling on about spells and voodoo,” according to the police report.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Williams also told police that she had “marijuana in her system,” the report said.
“(D)ue to tire and furrow marks in the median it appeared the Pontiac was steering directly toward the tree that was struck,” the investigator at the site reported, according to the release.
Williams and the four children were transported to local hospitals. The children are in stable condition, according to police.
Williams has been charged with four counts of attempted murder.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
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